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You, if you don't follow the Manual of Style.

On a wiki, editing is one thing.  Another thing is making sure you are editing correctly.  This is where the Manual of Style steps in.  These are some simple steps directed to you and the rest of the Anomaly Research Centre community so that all edits on articles are good faith and relevant.

Article standards

  • Each article should have at least one template for it to be of good standard.  These templates include infoboxes, quotes, dialogue and directory templates.
  • All articles should be related to Primeval.  For example, do not make pages about dinosaurs that did not appear in Primeval.  There are other wikis for non-Primeval dinosaurs but this is not the place.
  • No fanon please.  There is a separate fanon wiki for Primeval which you create your own stories on.
  • The writing on the articles should have decent grammar and spelling. If you are not sure if your edit contains good spelling and grammar, either read through it again or copy and paste the text into writing software like Microsoft Word which has built-in spell-check.
  • When writing and editing; please write in past tense:
    • Good example: James Lester believed the Anomaly team was inadequate...
    • Bad example: James Lester believes the Anomaly team are inadequate...
  • All decent articles should have at least 500 bytes. If they do not have 500 bytes or more, they are stub articles. If they're stubs, please type in {{Stub}}.
  • If an article contains images, please spread out the images in an orderly fashion. We do not accept large clusters of images. For a guide, see this example of a well-managed article.
  • No speculation or unfounded conjecture.


  • If you want to put an image inside an infobox, please remove the thumb tag from the image.
  • When putting an image in an infobox in a Creature article, we'd prefer that promotional images are used over snapshots from episodes. However, if a creature didn't appear in any promotional images or the promotional image is of poor quality, snapshots are perfectly acceptable.
  • Please use snapshots from episodes in infoboxes on Episode, Character, Anomaly and Technology articles.
  • If there are no images of a creature, please use a photograph of their skeleton. Please do not use images from other shows or illustrations.
  • Use the appropriate infobox depending on the article type.